Director and Founder

Dean Carey

Dean Carey is the Founder, Director, and Dean of Theatre of Actors Centre Australia (ACA), which he launched in Sydney in 1987. ACA’s Patron is Hugh Jackman. The creative culture Dean built and steered across more than three decades at ACA, underpins his teaching, coaching, mentoring, and writing, and forms the cornerstone of ACA’s values and vision. 

Dean is also the director of Dean Carey Creative. 

Dean’s works include The Actor’s Audition Manual Volumes 1 & 2, Currency Press, Australia, Masterclass MEN & Masterclass WOMEN, Currency Press, Australia, Nick Hern Books, London, and The Acting Edge, Lulu Books, Foreword by Hugh Jackman. His latest work, The Art of Teaching Acting, will be published by World Scientific Publishing in 2024, and his next book, M.A.P. will be published in 2025. 

Dean has been Head of Acting at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Perth, Australia and The National Institute of Dramatic Arts, Sydney, Australia. Dean has also taught in 9 countries including New Zealand, the UK, the USA, Russia, France, Singapore, Indonesia, Brazil, and Vietnam as well as in most major acting schools across the world. 

Dean has been working professionally since 1977 and now lives and works outside of Sydney in the Southern Highlands, Australia, where he continues to write, create curriculum, coach online and share his skills, creative commitment and engagement with the community.

Click here to view Dean’s CV